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Lead Web Developer
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Recruiter: Health Education England
Listed on: 20th November 2018
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £33222 - £43041
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 984-M-WM-1-4074_expired
Contact Name: Health Education England

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Lead Web Developer

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

HEE is committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

The National School of Healthcare Science exists to manage and support the implementation and delivery of a broad range of healthcare science education and training programmes across the NHS. We provide digital services for programme applicants, for key members of the healthcare science community involved in recruiting, training and assessing trainees, and for trainees within hundreds of different Trusts across the country.

What you'll be doing

-You will occupy a senior role in the Digital Team of the National School of Healthcare Science
-You will directly influence the technology and web services strategy of the National School
-You will develop vital web services that are used by thousands of trainees and Training Officers on national training programmes in many hundreds of locations across the NHS
-You will lead the development and use of mission-critical, back-office websites and web services required to fulfil the remit and enhance the efficiency of the National School of Healthcare Science
-You will work in a small Digital Team who have a large remit to provide a broad range of digital services

Initially, you will be the sole web developer in the team. Over time we expect to appoint more junior web developers to support you.
What we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled web developer who is a good listener and an excellent and persuasive communicator.

You should be thoroughly focused on understanding and meeting user needs. We are looking for someone who isnot only an excellent and adaptable developer but also someone who can contribute to a strategic view of the digital services that the National School does and should offer.

What specific skills and experience do you need?

-You should be skilled in the development of websites, web applications and web services using modern frontend and backend frameworks, languages and tools (e.g.HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, PHP, web development frameworks such as Laravel, Ruby on Rails or similar)
-You should have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the deployment and management of web applications and services via cloud hosting suppliers and services (from continuous integration management to service and service back-up management)
-You should have solid experience of configuring, managing and enhancing Content Management Systems (e.g. Joomla and similar).

Why join us?

-You will have significant freedom to influence and determine technology choices and the design and delivery of digital services
-You will have the opportunity to influence the education and training of healthcare scientists on a national scale, making a real difference to patient care
-You will be working in a young organisation where you will have the opportunity to influence the direction of the organisation given how deeply the organisation relies upon digital services for the conduct of its business
-Your personal development will be strongly supported
-You are interested in job security tied to a good salary and pension bundle
-But above all you want to build good software systems that deliver better services to those who need them!


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Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.